April in the studio (and life) was intense and productive. I had my birthday, the Easter long weekend and lots of meetings and organising to do for upcoming events. On top of all that I had set myself a deadline to finish 6 large hybrid form artworks by the second week of April...and somehow I did. The Document Photography team of Sarah and Pat did an amazing job of professionally photographing my work in the small studio. Although the 6 pieces were "finished" and I was happy with how the work looked, I had been so busy making I hadn't stopped to reflect on the work. And so the rest of April was spent sitting with the work, reflecting on the connections and dialogue between the series so far but also with past work. The importance of having a dedicated place and space both mental and physical to make hit me profoundly. I felt/feel that I am in the right place at the right time doing what I am meant to be doing. So many feels. This month I also had my first studio visitors, I met one on one with dear friends who are also creatives as well as some curators and gallery directors. I finally made it to Paddington Library to see the Pop Up Posters exhibition by the Artist in Residence artists and fell a little bit in love with the library space. It was also wonderful to deliver a collaborative making workshop to Woollahra Council Staff and meet with the Councillors together with the other 3 artists in residence. Towards the end of the month I had the opportunity to use The Australian Design Centre as a temporary studio space and discuss my work in progress and materials.
To see the finished artworks I have created so far click here